Centrul Astra Film


Astra Film Festival


Cristi Puiu,  Romania 2016 176'

Film Presentation:
One single day with the Mirică family of Bucharest, who gather in an apartment for the Orthodox ritual of commemoration of the family patriarch 40 days after his death, turns into a chronicle of the family, when the clashes between its members generate a storm that stirs up old wounds, grudges, lbetrayals big and small, revenge and reproof, re-enacting parts of what we call la comédie humaine. Sieranevada is a monumental portrait of a family and a society ripped by a mistrust originating in the history of threat and insecurity, the recollection of which opens the wounds instead of healing them.
Director's Bio-Filmography:
Cristi Puiu is a multi-award winning director, writer and producer. In 2001, he made his first feature film, Stuff and Dough, a road movie shot with a hand-held camera in a near documentary style. He won the Golden Bear for Best short film at the Berlinale (2004) for Cigarettes and Coffee. His second feature, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, won Un Certain Regard in Cannes (2005) as well as several other awards. His latest feature, Sieranevada, premiered at Cannes in 2016 and is Romanias submission for the 2017 Oscar for Foreign Film. He was president of international juries and has served in the Astra Film Festival jury since 2006.
Monday 17.10.2016 18:00, THALIA
Sunday 23.10.2016 19:00, THALIA
Monday 17.10.2016 18:30, AUDITORIUM
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